thinking about it

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by fran, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. fran

    fran New Member

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    Nov 24, 2008
    I am planning on purchasing the P3AT tomorrow....Is it a smart move for me?

    I own a Colt Mustang 380 now...I want the smallest 380, but also want a very dependable unit...Any pros or cons I should be aware of?
     
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Welcome to KTOG.

    Comparing to the Mustang might be a little disappointing if you appreciate the craftsmanship of that fine gun. and felt recoil will be different due to the ergonomics (mainly weight) But if you want the pistol for carring, the P3AT will be far and above the Mustang in comfort
     

  3. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    You will probably find most people here are fans of the various KT guns and you should get a high percentage of "go out and buy one" opinions. I'm not going to present an argument against that sentiment, I really like mine.

    You should probably read some of the reviews out there that contain many of the pros and cons reflected by members here and if you find a particular con come back here to find out if anyone has posted a "solution".

    It was reviews like the ones below, some positive some not so positive, that sold me on the PF9 then ultimately convinced me I needed a P3AT too.

    http://www.madogre.com/interviews/p3at_review.htm

    http://gunsandammomag.com/cs/Satellite/IMO_GA/Story_C/Kel-Tec+P-3AT

    http://www.gunblast.com/KelTec_P3AT.htm

    http://firearmfun.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-kel-tec-p-3at.html

    http://www.lesjones.com/posts/001097.shtml

    http://www.thegunblogs.com/node/145
     
  4. regrip

    regrip New Member

    166
    Aug 10, 2007
    I originaly purchased a S&W 642. But within 3 weeks I purchased a P3. Strictly because of the weight and profile of it. I use the belt clip when I am in my shop, and carry in a desanti in my coat when out & about. I did the F & B on it and have been very pleased. Good Luck. Tom :)
     
  5. flaregun

    flaregun New Member

    41
    Nov 5, 2008
    FWIW I had to fluff-n-buff mine to get it consistent. I also use ball ammo to make certain the gun is reliable, some hollow point rounds are to long for mine and can jam. But, now with ball ammo in the mag and maybe a hollow point in the chamber for the first round I am good to go.
     
  6. ElBoricua

    ElBoricua New Member

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I have been lucky with mine its been perfect out of the box i havent done the F&B beacuse i havent seen the need 400 rounds and 0 malfunctions.